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And so was born Mojo's...Though I'm probably pretty far off.
Mojo's is a Mexican place next to Wal-Mart in Islandia, off Vets Highway. Mojo's looks like a Chinese place. It has a Chinese-style paper menu. Chinese-style price listings behind the counter. And it's run by Chinese people. But it serves Mexcan food.
And for some reason most of the combo meals come with French fries. And and the place sells hot dogs!
How can Butter Lover not love a place like this? Well, because it sucks.
Trust me, I want to root for a Mexican place that is run by Chinese people and serves fries and hot dogs and wings and a lot of other crap that doesn't make any sense. I love that. I want to root for this place, but the food just isn't any good. At least the Mexican stuff.
I've been there a few times. First a couple years ago, again a few days ago. On the most recent trip I got the taco combo with fries and the nachos grande with grilled chicken and cheese.
The tacos were OK. Very Old El Paso, home-made tasting.
The nachos were aw-ful. First, they crammed the nachos into one of those styrofaom Chinese food boxes, so the chips steamed inside and got soft. Second, the cheese sauce was bland, and the nachos were drowning in it. I'm sure the nachos would have been better without it. The black beans looked gross.
Believe it or not, the best thing was the fries, after I threw some salt on them at home. Crispy and not bad. Probably dredged in corn starch.
Poor Mojo's. I want to root for them, but I'm not a fan.
2 1/2 out of 5 stars
1826 Vets Hwy
Islandia, NY 11749
Something I was thinking about when I posted my review of Island BBQ & Grille (which I was reminded of by the comments) was that it would be so easy to improve the food there.